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20/09/2020 - Taian (CHN): second day - the 50km and the extraordinary victory of Liu Hong

Taian (CHN): second day - the 50km and the extraordinary victory of Liu Hong         This morning at 6:30 in China (in the European night) the 50km of the China Autumn Walking Championships took place.   Interesting number of entries (41) to which another 16 participants in the 30km U20 were added. &...

Taian (CHN): second day - the 50km and the extraordinary victory of Liu Hong
19/09/2020 - Kumagaya (JPN): Rain (also of personal best) at the All Japan Inter-Corporate Track & Field Championships

Kumagaya (JPN): Rain (also of personal best) at the All Japan Inter-Corporate Track & Field Championships       This morning (Japan time) the All Japan Inter-Corporate Track & Field Championships took place in Kumagaya (JPN).   The day was ideal with temperatures ranging between 25°C (11:00 am) and 22°C (18:00). The initi...

Kumagaya (JPN): Rain (also of personal best) at the All Japan Inter-Corporate Track & Field Championships
19/09/2020 - Taian (CHN): Wang Kaihua wins China Autumn Walking Championships

Taian (CHN): Wang Kaihua wins China Autumn Walking Championships         First day of the Autumn Championships of China in Ta'ian in a splendid area with one of the symbolic mountains of Chinese culture, Mount Taishan, a pilgrimage destination for the Buddha who is venerated at 1,545m abov...

Taian (CHN): Wang Kaihua wins China Autumn Walking Championships
18/09/2020 - Alytus (LTU): 46th International Race Walking Festival

Alytus (LTU): 46th International Race Walking Festival Today Friday 18 September 2020 Alytus hosts the 46th International Walking Festival, which this year also has the status of European Athletics Permit Meeting.   Athletes from 12 Countries entered the Alytus competition: Irish, German, Hungarian...

Alytus (LTU): 46th International Race Walking Festival
17/09/2020 - Taian (CHN): China's Race Walking Championships on Saturday and Sunday

Taian (CHN): China's Race Walking Championships on Saturday and Sunday       On Saturday and Sunday, the city of Tai'an will host the Chinese autumn national walking championship. In this pandemic year it is the most important event for the march of the Asian nation.     The city of Tai'...

Taian (CHN): China
17/09/2020 - Diyarbakir (TUR): another Turkish record for Salih Korkmaz

Diyarbakir (TUR): another Turkish record for Salih Korkmaz         The magical moment of the march in Turkey does not stop.   Also on Wednesday 16 September 2020 there were club competitions (Ligi) sponsored by Spor Toto. The races reserved for the U18, U20 and senior categories for...

Diyarbakir (TUR): another Turkish record for Salih Korkmaz
15/09/2020 - Kosice (SVK): Matej Toth and Maria Czakova win the finals of the club league of Slovakia

Kosice (SVK): Matej Toth and Maria Czakova win the finals of the club league of Slovakia       It may seem strange, but between yesterday and today both working days and not dedicated to weekends, the finals of the Athletics Club Championships (Finále atletickej ligy) take place in Kosice (SVK).   Kosice city ...

Kosice (SVK): Matej Toth and Maria Czakova win the finals of the club league of Slovakia
14/09/2020 - Druskininkai (LTU): Marius Žiūkas and Brigita Virbalytė Lithuania Champions

Druskininkai (LTU): Marius Žiūkas and Brigita Virbalytė Lithuania Champions       The 28th International Druskininkai 2020 Sports Walking Competition and the 10km Lithuanian Sports Walking Championship were held in Druskininkai on Saturday. Olympians Marius Žiūkas and Brigita Virbalytė won the national champi...

Druskininkai (LTU): Marius Žiūkas and Brigita Virbalytė Lithuania Champions
14/09/2020 - Albi (FRA): Gabriel Bordier and Eloise Terrec win the French 10km Championships

Albi (FRA): Gabriel Bordier and Eloise Terrec win the French 10km Championships       Albi (FRA) about 600km south of Paris hosted the 10km French National Championships for the Elite category on Sunday morning.   As for some years the competition that is included in the Elite National Championships on track...

Albi (FRA): Gabriel Bordier and Eloise Terrec win the French 10km Championships
13/09/2020 - Trieste (ITA) Leonardo Dei Tos wins the 12th Meeting in memory of Rodolfo Crasso

Trieste (ITA) Leonardo Dei Tos wins the 12th Meeting in memory of Rodolfo Crasso       The morning dedicated to race walk in Trieste to honor the memory of the late Rodolfo Crasso, Honorary President of the San Giacomo Sports Group, saw a large participation in the youth categories to the delight of the current pr...

Trieste (ITA) Leonardo Dei Tos wins the 12th Meeting in memory of Rodolfo Crasso
13/09/2020 - Madrid (ESP): Antia Chamosa and Alvaro Martin are the new Spanish Champions

Madrid (ESP): Antia Chamosa and Alvaro Martin are the new Spanish Champions       Today and tomorrow the Absolute Spanish Championships are underway in Spain, now in their 100th edition.   Due to COVID-19, the athletics specialties have been divided into four stages to ensure greater safety: - the throws...

Madrid (ESP): Antia Chamosa and Alvaro Martin are the new Spanish Champions
13/09/2020 - Budapest (HUN): Bence Barnabas Venyercsan wins the 7th Super League final

Budapest (HUN): Bence Barnabas Venyercsan wins the 7th Super League final       Budapest hosted the 7th Hungarian Athletics Super League Final this weekend.   Yesterday, Saturday 12 September, the men's 10,000m track walk took place in which eight athletes took part. Today Sunday 13 September there...

Budapest (HUN): Bence Barnabas Venyercsan wins the 7th Super League final
12/09/2020 - Samorin (SVK): prestigious results at the P-T-S meeting

Samorin (SVK): prestigious results at the P-T-S meeting       Wonderful evening of walk, yesterday 11 September 2020, in Samorin (SVK) on the occasion of the 55th P-T-S Athletics Meeting.   Two interesting races on the distance of 3.000m track walk were the corollary to the other race...

Samorin (SVK): prestigious results at the P-T-S meeting
12/09/2020 - Niigata (JPN): Great results for Koki Ikeda (JPN) and Yuta Kota (JPN) in the 89th edition of the Japan Inter-University Championship

Niigata (JPN): Great results for Koki Ikeda (JPN) and Yuta Kota (JPN) in the 89th edition of the Japan Inter-University Championship       The city of Niigata (JPN) located northwest of Tokyo in front of the island of Sado and the capital of the prefecture of the same name is hosting the 89th edition of the Japan Inter-University Athletics Championships.   The...

Niigata (JPN): Great results for Koki Ikeda (JPN) and Yuta Kota (JPN) in the 89th edition of the Japan Inter-University Championship
10/09/2020 - Bergamo (ITA): Victories of Valentina Trapletti and Federico Tontodonati

Bergamo (ITA): Victories of Valentina Trapletti and Federico Tontodonati       On Sunday 1 March 2020 Bergamo was supposed to host the Italian 50km Championship, valid as a selection for the Olympic Games.   Unfortunately, a few days earlier the Italian Government following the growing resurgence of C...

Bergamo (ITA): Victories of Valentina Trapletti and Federico Tontodonati
09/09/2020 - Sunday 13.9.2020 the 12th Memorial Rodolfo Crasso in the 75th anniversary of the San Giacomo Sports Group

Sunday 13.9.2020 the 12th Memorial Rodolfo Crasso in the 75th anniversary of the San Giacomo Sports Group       The date had gone unnoticed, but not to me.   I apologize to our readers for the wanted delay of this news, but above all because this time I have decided to contact them in first person: those who administer websites shoul...

Sunday 13.9.2020 the 12th Memorial Rodolfo Crasso in the 75th anniversary of the San Giacomo Sports Group
08/09/2020 - Bristonas (LTU): Brigita Virbalyte and Artur Mastianica win the 34th Mikenas memorial

Bristonas (LTU): Brigita Virbalyte and Artur Mastianica win the 34th Mikenas memorial       On Saturday (5 September 2020) the 34th Memorial in honor of Antanas Mikenas, the only Lithuanian Olympic medalist, took place in Bristonas (LTU).   The event, which traditionally takes place in spring and on the streets of...

Bristonas (LTU): Brigita Virbalyte and Artur Mastianica win the 34th Mikenas memorial
07/09/2020 - Majano (ITA): Excellent result of Emiliano Brigante on 5.000m track walk

Majano (ITA): Excellent result of Emiliano Brigante on 5.000m track walk     The Regional Championships of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in the U18 and U20 categories took place this weekend in Majano near Udine (ITA).   The walking events took place on the second day, Sunday 6.9.2020 starting at 19:02.   &nb...

Majano (ITA): Excellent result of Emiliano Brigante on 5.000m track walk
07/09/2020 - "Amarcord": Don Thompson 60 years ago won the 50km of the Olympic Games in Rome

      Today is the 60th anniversary of the 50km road walk of the Olympic Games in Rome which took place on 7 September 1960.   1. Don THOMPSON (GBR) 4:25:30.0 OR  2. John LJUNGGREN (SWE) 4:25:47.0  3. Abdon PAMICH (ITA)...

"Amarcord": Don Thompson 60 years ago won the 50km of the Olympic Games in Rome
06/09/2020 - Voronovsky (RUS): At 50km of Russian Championships, Lashmanova (3:50:42) and Cheparev (3:43:28)

Voronovsky (RUS): At 50km of Russian Championships, Lashmanova (3:50:42) and Cheparev (3:43:28)       The Russian walking championship, which takes place this weekend in Voronovsky (RUS), started today with the 50km race.       50km men   Dementiy Cheparev (RUS) won in men over this distance with the best res...

Voronovsky (RUS): At 50km of Russian Championships, Lashmanova (3:50:42) and Cheparev (3:43:28)
06/09/2020 - In Niigata (JPN) the 89th Inter-University Championships and in Kumagaya (JPN) the 68th Inter Corporate All Japan Championship

In Niigata (JPN) the 89th Inter-University Championships and in Kumagaya (JPN) the 68th Inter Corporate All Japan Championship     Next weeks we will have two national level competitions in Japan. One is for university students, the other is for corporate workers.     The 89th All Japan Inter-University Track and Field Championships 11 - 13 Sep   Ra...

In Niigata (JPN) the 89th Inter-University Championships and in Kumagaya (JPN) the 68th Inter Corporate All Japan Championship
06/09/2020 - 71/5000 Alba (ITA) - Excellent results by Federico Tontodonati and Riccardo Orsoni

 71/5000 Alba (ITA) - Excellent results by Federico Tontodonati and Riccardo Orsoni       Finally, even in Italy we are back on track.   After the 10,000m track walk held in Molfetta (18.7.2020) and Trieste (6.8.2020) some 5,000m on track followed in Molfetta (25.7.2020 and again 1.8.2020), La Spezia (30.7....

 71/5000 Alba (ITA) - Excellent results by Federico Tontodonati and Riccardo Orsoni
05/09/2020 - Madrid - Caceres (ESP): The club cup finals in Spain

Madrid - Caceres (ESP): The club cup finals in Spain       The Finals of the National Club Championships were held in Spain.   The finals took place in four different venues as follows: - Madrid VLL: hosted the women's final of the Iberdrola Golden Cup - Madrid VLL: hosted the ...

Madrid - Caceres (ESP): The club cup finals in Spain
05/09/2020 - Ekrem Kocak (TUR): Another Turkish record for Salih Korkmaz (39:26.92) and excellent result for Evin Demir (44:43.85)

Ekrem Kocak (TUR): Another Turkish record for Salih Korkmaz (39:26.92) and excellent result for Evin Demir (44:43.85)       The Ekrem Kocak Track Athletics Championships in Turkey saw a great walking competition.       10.000m track walk men   Victory and high performance to Salih Korkmaz who stopped the clock in 39:26.92, a new r...

Ekrem Kocak (TUR): Another Turkish record for Salih Korkmaz (39:26.92) and excellent result for Evin Demir (44:43.85)
05/09/2020 - Székesfehérvár (HUN): Victories of Mate Helebrandt and Viktoria Madarasz (with national record in 5.000m track walk)

Székesfehérvár (HUN): Victories of Mate Helebrandt and Viktoria Madarasz (with national record in 5.000m track walk)         Székesfehérvar (city for an Italian with an unpronounceable name) just under halfway between Lake Balaton and Budapest (HUN)), is hosting the finals of the Hungarian Championships for Clubs.   Yesterday...

Székesfehérvár (HUN): Victories of Mate Helebrandt and Viktoria Madarasz (with national record in 5.000m track walk)
04/09/2020 - Jane and Lamberto twenty years later

Jane and Lamberto twenty years later       Walker Jane Saville experienced the agony of being disqualified just short of an Olympic gold medal at the Sydney Games in 2000. But how did it feel to be the official who showed her the red card?   by Iain Payten Depu...

Jane and Lamberto twenty years later
01/09/2020 - Dublin (IRL): Callum Wilkinson smashes Ian McCombie's British 10,000m race walk record with a stunning 39:52.05 a record had stood since 1989

Dublin (IRL): Callum Wilkinson smashes Ian McCombie's British 10,000m race walk record with a stunning 39:52.05 a record had stood since 1989       The Irish Open and U23 Championships were held at the Morton Stadium in Santry (IRL) on the weekend between 29 and 30 August with the two running races.   The two walking events took place on Saturday 29th with the followin...

Dublin (IRL): Callum Wilkinson smashes Ian McCombie
31/08/2020 - Alessandria (ITA). Good results from Tontodonati and Chiesa; best seasonal U18 world performance for Diego Giampaolo

Alessandria (ITA). Good results from Tontodonati and Chiesa; best seasonal U18 world performance for Diego Giampaolo         Satisfaction for the organizers of the Alexandria Meeting on the march, even if in the past few days some misunderstanding had hinted at a not high level participation.   It would seem that the meeting originally pla...

Alessandria (ITA). Good results from Tontodonati and Chiesa; best seasonal U18 world performance for Diego Giampaolo
31/08/2020 - Caceres (ESP): Alvaro Martin, on his back to racing, wins the 5.000m track walk in 19:59.39

Caceres (ESP): Alvaro Martin, on his back to racing, wins the 5.000m track walk in 19:59.39       Álvaro Martín Uriol, European champion in Berlin 2018, returned on Saturday (29/8) to competitive activity on the track of the "Ciudad Deportiva" de Cáceres field during the 1st day of the Absolute...

Caceres (ESP): Alvaro Martin, on his back to racing, wins the 5.000m track walk in 19:59.39
31/08/2020 - Bursa (TUR): Victories of Salih Korkmaz and Evin Demir

Bursa (TUR): Victories of Salih Korkmaz and Evin Demir       The National Super Lig Championships were held in Bursa, in the Marmara region, during which two walking tests were held over the distance of 5,000m track walking, reserved for men and women.     5.000m. track walk men...

Bursa (TUR): Victories of Salih Korkmaz and Evin Demir
30/08/2020 - Budapest (HUN): Still victories for Tiziana Spiller and Leon Bank in Hungary

Budapest (HUN): Still victories for Tiziana Spiller and Leon Bank in Hungary       One week away from the Hungarian U18 National Championships held in Debrecen (HUN) this weekend Budapest hosted the finals of the Hungarian Championships for the Youth League today with the two track walk events over the 5,000m ...

Budapest (HUN): Still victories for Tiziana Spiller and Leon Bank in Hungary
30/08/2020 - Drunen (NED): the Dutch championships on 20.000m track walk

Drunen (NED): the Dutch championships on 20.000m track walk       The National Championships of the 20,000m track walk took place on Saturday 29 August in Drunen (NED) to which some side races were combined.     An interesting participation also with foreign athletes who saw at the s...

Drunen (NED): the Dutch championships on 20.000m track walk
29/08/2020 - Wloclawek (POL): Great result for Katarzyna Zdzieblo and victory for Dawid Tomala

Wloclawek (POL): Great result for Katarzyna Zdzieblo and victory for Dawid Tomala       The 96th Polish National Track Championships are being held in Wloclawek (POL).   The two walking events took place over the traditional distances of 10.000m track walk for men and 5.000m track walk for women.    ...

Wloclawek (POL): Great result for Katarzyna Zdzieblo and victory for Dawid Tomala
25/08/2020 - The history of race walking in Italy through its medals

The history of race walking in Italy through its medals       Revisiting and rewriting the history of race walking in Italy, both male and female, was certainly not a walk in a Finnish forest on a path strewn with rose petals.   One hundred eight years of history with names, even the ...

The history of race walking in Italy through its medals
24/08/2020 - Voronovo (RUS): Great performances by Marina Pandakova-Novikova and Vasily Mizinov. U18 Dmitry Gramachkov on the shields

Voronovo (RUS): Great performances by Marina Pandakova-Novikova and Vasily Mizinov. U18 Dmitry Gramachkov on the shields       Voronovo, near Moscow (RUS) yesterday hosted a new edition of the All Russian Race Walking Meeting “Moskovia” which in the past was known as Voronovo Meeting.   However, the distance was kept on the standard of ...

Voronovo (RUS): Great performances by Marina Pandakova-Novikova and Vasily Mizinov. U18 Dmitry Gramachkov on the shields
22/08/2020 - Debrecen (HUN): Tiziana Spiller and Leon Bank National U18 Champions of Hungary

Debrecen (HUN): Tiziana Spiller and Leon Bank National U18 Champions of Hungary       Debrecen (HUN) today hosted the National U18 Championships of Hungary with two track walking races over the 5.000m distance.   Very few competitors at the start: only three women and two men.     5.000m track walk...

Debrecen (HUN): Tiziana Spiller and Leon Bank National U18 Champions of Hungary
20/08/2020 - Lutsk (UKR): Great results at the National Championships of Ukraine

Lutsk (UKR): Great results at the National Championships of Ukraine     On the day of August 15th, the Ukrainian Athletics Championships which took place on the track of the Avangard Stadium in Lutsk, a city in the north-west of the country, were opened by the two walking events.   This year, both rac...

Lutsk (UKR): Great results at the National Championships of Ukraine
19/08/2020 - Turku (FIN): Aleksi Ojala and Anniina Kivimäki are Finnish champions of 2020

Turku (FIN): Aleksi Ojala and Anniina Kivimäki are Finnish champions of 2020       The national walking championships of Finland were held in Turku as part of the "Kaleva Games".   Walking events were held on the track distances of 20,000m for men and 10,000m for women inside the stadium dedicat...

Turku (FIN): Aleksi Ojala and Anniina Kivimäki are Finnish champions of 2020
17/08/2020 - Budapest (HUN): Norbert Toth and Petra Zahoran U20 champions of Hungary

Budapest (HUN): Norbert Toth and Petra Zahoran U20 champions of Hungary       Another weekend of Championships in Hungary. The Hungarian U23 Championships took place in Budapest, together with the two walking events (both on the 5,000m track walk distance) reserved to Juniors U20.     5.000m tra...

Budapest (HUN): Norbert Toth and Petra Zahoran U20 champions of Hungary
16/08/2020 - Trnava (SVK): Victories of Miroslav Uradnik and Maria Czakova

Trnava (SVK): Victories of Miroslav Uradnik and Maria Czakova       Mid-August of walk for Matej Toth.   In fact, yesterday the Olympic champion of the 50km took part in the third phase of the team championship of the Slovak Republic which was held in Trnava (SVK). The two previous stages t...

Trnava (SVK): Victories of Miroslav Uradnik and Maria Czakova
11/08/2020 - Ankara (TUR): Salih Korkmaz and Evin Demir win the Turkish Cup

Ankara (TUR): Salih Korkmaz and Evin Demir win the Turkish Cup     The Turkish Race Walking Cup took place on Sunday 9 August, held at the Naili Moran athletics track in Ankara.   Twenty-two walkers participated in the competition, which took place over 5.000 meters for women and 10.000 meters fo...

Ankara (TUR): Salih Korkmaz and Evin Demir win the Turkish Cup
10/08/2020 - Patras (GRE): Alexandros Papamichael and Antigoni Drisbioti champions of the 20km 2020

Patras (GRE): Alexandros Papamichael and Antigoni Drisbioti champions of the 20km 2020       The Greek 20km Championships took place in Patras (GRE) on the morning of Sunday 9 August 2020 at 7:30am. The event was originally scheduled for April 4 and later postponed.   The morning was very favorable for the walkers ...

Patras (GRE): Alexandros Papamichael and Antigoni Drisbioti champions of the 20km 2020
09/08/2020 - Budapest (HUN): Barbara Kovacs and Mate Helebrandt champions of Hungary 2020

Budapest (HUN): Barbara Kovacs and Mate Helebrandt champions of Hungary 2020       Race walk evening, that of Saturday, in Budapest (HUN) where the first day of the 125th National Championships of Hungary ended.   At 8:00pm the start of the women's race, at 8:35pm the start of the men's race. &nbs...

Budapest (HUN): Barbara Kovacs and Mate Helebrandt champions of Hungary 2020
08/08/2020 - Lisbon (POR): Ana Cabecinha and Joao Vieira champions of Portugal 2020

Lisbon (POR): Ana Cabecinha and Joao Vieira champions of Portugal 2020       The Portugal 2020 Championships took place on Saturday 8 August with a completely different model than in previous years, but interesting.   The events took place in five different locations: Braga, Lisbon (Estádio U...

Lisbon (POR): Ana Cabecinha and Joao Vieira champions of Portugal 2020
07/08/2020 - The 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Pichi the walking Marshal of the "Pizzardoni Romani"

The 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Pichi the walking Marshal of the       A beautiful milestone for one of the funniest and most original figures who made the "world of walking in Rome in the 1950s" is cut two days ago by Ferruccio Pichi.   He is certainly not one of the best-known name...

The 100th anniversary of Ferruccio Pichi the walking Marshal of the "Pizzardoni Romani"
06/08/2020 - Goteborg (SWE): Perseus Karlstrom wins with three athletes at the new personal best

Goteborg (SWE): Perseus Karlstrom wins with three athletes at the new personal best     The Gothenburg Trophy, a 10km walking race to which the following eight athletes were invited, was held on Wednesday evening in the Slottsskogen Park in Gothenburg:   - Callum Wilkinson (GBR - David Kenny (IRL) - Brendan Boyce (IR...

Goteborg (SWE): Perseus Karlstrom wins with three athletes at the new personal best
04/08/2020 - Japan: Nara Prefectural Championships

Japan: Nara Prefectural Championships     The Prefectural Championships of the country of athletics continue in Japan.   This weekend (1-2 August) took place at the Kashihara Park Stadium in Kashihara City in the Nara Prefecture. Very hot temperature above 32 ° with a...

Japan: Nara Prefectural Championships
04/08/2020 - Olomuc (CZE): Victories to Michel Morway (SVK) and Anezka Drahotova (CZE)

Olomuc (CZE): Victories to Michel Morway (SVK) and Anezka Drahotova (CZE)     COVID-19 has not stopped the traditional race race in Olomuc (SVK) which has reached its 54th edition this year. Initially scheduled for March this season the event took place in the distance of 10km on the road on Saturday 1 August 20...

Olomuc (CZE): Victories to Michel Morway (SVK) and Anezka Drahotova (CZE)
03/08/2020 - Joannina (GRE): excellent results at the U20 Championships in Greece

Joannina (GRE): excellent results at the U20 Championships in Greece       The U20 National Championships were held over the weekend in Greece. The organization of these Championships had chosen the city of Joannina, the capital of the Epirus region, 430km from Athens, as its venue. The walking races s...

Joannina (GRE): excellent results at the U20 Championships in Greece
02/08/2020 - Budapest (HUN) - Budapest Open

Budapest (HUN) - Budapest Open     The Budapest Open with 5,000m track races for men and women reserved to U20 and U18 took place during this weekend in Budapest.       5.000m U20 men's track walk   Only one athlete at the start. David Vargas (HU...

Budapest (HUN) - Budapest Open
01/08/2020 - All the medals of Italy in the important international events from 1912 to 1920

All the medals of Italy in the important international events from 1912 to 1920       The Statistics section has now been enriched with a new series of statistical data. They are those of all the medals of Italian athletes won in the most important international events from 1912 until 2019 inclusive.   For e...

All the medals of Italy in the important international events from 1912 to 1920
31/07/2020 - Postponement rescheduled and definite cancellation

Postponement rescheduled and definite cancellation     The World Athletics Council has approved new dates for the World U20 Championships Nairobi 2020 and the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships Minsk 2020. The World U20 Championships will now be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 17 ...

Postponement rescheduled and definite cancellation
29/07/2020 - Jinzhou (CHN): Victories of Wang Kaihua, Sun Song e Yang Jiayu

Jinzhou (CHN): Victories of Wang Kaihua, Sun Song e Yang Jiayu   Very interesting results in the Chinese morning in Jinzhou (CHN) in the:     National Trophy for Provinces and Chinese Cup 2020 "Jinzhou Bank"       20km men   Departure at 7:00 in the morning. Temperat...

Jinzhou (CHN): Victories of Wang Kaihua, Sun Song e Yang Jiayu
28/07/2020 - Ostia (ITA): A beautiful and complete 20km test

Ostia (ITA): A beautiful and complete 20km test       Our most assiduous readers will certainly know that at least in the last five years during the winter stage of the national team of China in San Lorenzo al Mare, near Sanremo, Italy, this training moment for us is also a moment ...

Ostia (ITA): A beautiful and complete 20km test
28/07/2020 - From 1.9.2020 the qualification system for the Olympic Games changes

From 1.9.2020 the qualification system for the Olympic Games changes       World Athletics will lift the suspension of the Tokyo Olympic qualification system for the marathon and race walk events from 1 September 2020, due to concerns over the lack of qualifying opportunities that may be available for ...

From 1.9.2020 the qualification system for the Olympic Games changes
28/07/2020 - Larisa (GRE): Greek U18 National Championships

Larisa (GRE): Greek U18 National Championships       Greece has also returned to racing and this time with the U18 National Championships which took place over the past weekend (25-26 July 2020).   The two walk events were held on the morning of the second day (26 July) on th...

Larisa (GRE): Greek U18 National Championships
27/07/2020 - Budapest (HUN): Bence Venyercsan and Viktoria Madarasz win the 36th Hungarian Cup

Budapest (HUN): Bence Venyercsan and Viktoria Madarasz win the 36th Hungarian Cup       On Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 July, the 36th Hungarian Track and Field Athletics Cup was held at the Iharos Sándor Atlétikai Pálya in Budapest.   The two walking events took place on the 5.000m track, a ...

Budapest (HUN): Bence Venyercsan and Viktoria Madarasz win the 36th Hungarian Cup
26/07/2020 - Doping: Thursday 30 July the autobiography of Grigory Rodchenkov comes out

Doping: Thursday 30 July the autobiography of Grigory Rodchenkov comes out     In the doping saga today we refer to the publication of a book “The Rodchenkov Affair” which will be released on Thursday 30 July 2020.   Ity is a series of extracts from the explosive new autobiography of fo...

Doping: Thursday 30 July the autobiography of Grigory Rodchenkov comes out
26/07/2020 - Tokyo - The 83rd High School Championships of Tokyo Prefecture

Tokyo - The 83rd High School Championships of Tokyo Prefecture     In Japan the championships of every single Prefecture continue tirelessly.   On July 23, we had given you a report of those that took place in Osaka and which concerned senior athletes, today we want to offer our readers the resul...

Tokyo - The 83rd High School Championships of Tokyo Prefecture
24/07/2020 - Jinzhou (CHN): pre-Olympic aptitude tests for women in China

Jinzhou (CHN): pre-Olympic aptitude tests for women in China     In the news of presentation of the Trophy of the Provinces of Jinzhou (CHN) we had also given a hint at the news that in the days preceding the competitions all the athletes on the list of participants will be subjected to the buffer C...

Jinzhou (CHN): pre-Olympic aptitude tests for women in China
24/07/2020 - Jinzhou (CHN): on Wednesday 29th July athletes return to compete on the Olympic distances

Jinzhou (CHN): on Wednesday 29th July athletes return to compete on the Olympic distances     National Trophy by Provinces and Chinese Cup 2020 "Jinzhou Bank"   The first (official) post-Covid race in China will be held on Wednesday 29 July called the National Trophy by provinces, Chinese Cup 2020 and sponsored b...

Jinzhou (CHN): on Wednesday 29th July athletes return to compete on the Olympic distances
23/07/2020 - Osaka (JPN): 88th athletics championships in Osaka Prefecture

Osaka (JPN): 88th athletics championships in Osaka Prefecture     This morning Japan time, the 88th Track and Field Championships of Osaka Prefecture were held in Osaka (JPN).   The races took place in the splendid setting of the Nagai Stadium where Jefferson Perez signed the golden triptych of ...

Osaka (JPN): 88th athletics championships in Osaka Prefecture
23/07/2020 - Moscow 24 July 1980: the legend of the "dandelion"

Moscow 24 July 1980: the legend of the     In the language of flowers, the "dandelion" symbolizes strength, hope, trust; also known in Italy by the name of "tarassaco" deriving from the Greek "tarake" which means disarrangement, turmoil and from &q...

Moscow 24 July 1980: the legend of the "dandelion"
22/07/2020 - Eu (FRA): Kevin Campion stops the clock in 18:57.40 on 5.000m track walk

Eu (FRA): Kevin Campion stops the clock in 18:57.40 on 5.000m track walk       From a certain point of view this makes us very happy. Seeing races on any short distance is a reason to see the vitality of trace walking. However, we would also like to see some events on the Olympic distances, because this is...

Eu (FRA): Kevin Campion stops the clock in 18:57.40 on 5.000m track walk
20/07/2020 - Important updates of the Statistics section

Important updates of the Statistics section       The Statistics section has been updated and enriched with the following publications       Men   - All the winners of the 89 editions of the Italian 50 km Championships and, as of 1968, the statistics in...

Important updates of the Statistics section
19/07/2020 - Chailly-sur-Montreux (SUI): David Kuster wins 10.000m track walk with the new U23 France record (40:10.0)

Chailly-sur-Montreux (SUI): David Kuster wins 10.000m track walk with the new U23 France record (40:10.0)   The first race of the year, the Swiss track championships in Chailly (VD) were a success. With excellent sporting benefits, including a French record: that set by David Kuster in  U23 category in 40:10.0 !   After 133 days, more tha...

Chailly-sur-Montreux (SUI): David Kuster wins 10.000m track walk with the new U23 France record (40:10.0)
18/07/2020 - The story of a predestined who shouted "Viva l'Italia" turns 100 years

The story of a predestined who shouted     Today exactly one month is missing (18 August 1920). Italy's first Olympic gold medal in the history of race walking. We want to retrace in particular the facts that preceded those days also through the same words of Ugo Frigerio, ...

The story of a predestined who shouted "Viva l
16/07/2020 - There is no end in the case of doping of Lupita Gonzalez

There is no end in the case of doping of Lupita Gonzalez       There is no end in the 2018 doping story of Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez Romero     In October 2018, Lupita Gonzalez was subjected to an out-of-competition doping test. Subsequent analyzes led to discovering above-allowed ...

There is no end in the case of doping of Lupita Gonzalez
14/07/2020 - Kobe (JPN): Victories of Yutaro Murayama and Minori Yabuta in local championships

Kobe (JPN): Victories of Yutaro Murayama and Minori Yabuta in local championships       The Hyogo Prefecture Championships were also held on Sunday 12 July in Kobe, Japan.   Also in this case the two races were held on the distance of the 5.000m track walk. The results are fairly good even if, given that they ...

Kobe (JPN): Victories of Yutaro Murayama and Minori Yabuta in local championships
13/07/2020 - Capavenir-Vosges (FRA): David Kuster wins the 5.000m track with the new personal best of 19:32.11

Capavenir-Vosges (FRA): David Kuster wins the 5.000m track with the new personal best of 19:32.11       Since the beginning of July, despite the strict health protocols, the athletics tracks are gradually resuming their activity. Of course, competitions are limited.   And so also in France where in the first official post-con...

Capavenir-Vosges (FRA): David Kuster wins the 5.000m track with the new personal best of 19:32.11
12/07/2020 - Dubnice nad Váhom (SVK): Matej Toth wins 5.000m track walk (19:54.58) and Maria Czakova wins 3.000m track walk (13:20.60)

Dubnice nad Váhom (SVK): Matej Toth wins 5.000m track walk (19:54.58) and Maria Czakova wins 3.000m track walk (13:20.60)       The almost 300-day break of the Olympic champion in the 50km race from Rio de Janeiro 2016, Matej Tóth, ended on Sunday 12 July. The 37-year-old Olympic champion showed up at the start of the 5000m race in Dubnice nad V&a...

Dubnice nad Váhom (SVK): Matej Toth wins 5.000m track walk (19:54.58) and Maria Czakova wins 3.000m track walk (13:20.60)
11/07/2020 - A Marcha é Para Todos (POR): Lousada, Leiria and Faro

A Marcha é Para Todos (POR): Lousada, Leiria and Faro   "A Marcha é Para Todos" is a walking challenge, which takes place in 3 different locations (Lousada - Porto; Pombal - Leiria and Faro - Algarve) at the same time (20:30) at the same distance (3,000 meters). The choice of this...

A Marcha é Para Todos (POR): Lousada, Leiria and Faro
10/07/2020 - Incheon (KOR): Kim Hyunsub and Kim Minji win th 49th South Korean Championships

Incheon (KOR): Kim Hyunsub and Kim Minji win th 49th South Korean Championships       South Korea in the early stages of the pandemic due to Covid-19 was a Country that more successfully managed to limit the spread of the virus.   These days, which are also characterized by abundant rain showers, the Nationa...

Incheon (KOR): Kim Hyunsub and Kim Minji win th 49th South Korean Championships
08/07/2020 - Częstochowa (POL): Dawid Tomala win the LAZLA Athletics Meeting

Częstochowa (POL): Dawid Tomala win the LAZLA Athletics Meeting       LAZLA Athletics Meeting took place on Saturday 4th July 2020 on the track of the Miejski stadium in Częstochowa.   The program also included two walking track events: - that of women and on the distance of 5.000m - that of ...

Częstochowa (POL): Dawid Tomala win the LAZLA Athletics Meeting
02/07/2020 - Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez (MEX): CAS-TAS confirms the disqualification of four years

Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez (MEX): CAS-TAS confirms the disqualification of four years       Today Thursday 2 July 2020, CAS-TAS in Lausanne confirmed the disqualification imposed on Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez by the Athletics Integrity Unit of the World Athletics.     The Mexican athlete had been suspended for ...

Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez (MEX): CAS-TAS confirms the disqualification of four years
28/06/2020 - CENFA (ESP) - Importance of strength work in race walking

CENFA (ESP) - Importance of strength work in race walking       The proceedings of an interesting webinar organized in Spain by the Centro Nacional de Formacion Atleticas (CENFA) of the Real Federacion Espanola de Atletismo have recently been published on the YouTube platform.     ...

CENFA (ESP) - Importance of strength work in race walking
27/06/2020 - Banska Bystrica (SVK): Victories of Leo Kopp (GER) and Viktoria Madarasz (HUN)

Banska Bystrica (SVK): Victories of Leo Kopp (GER) and Viktoria Madarasz (HUN)       The meeting that marked the return to the walking races in the city of Slovakia was held in Banska Bystrica (SVK).   The route on the road was a bit different from the standards to which we are accustomed in that in the rac...

Banska Bystrica (SVK): Victories of Leo Kopp (GER) and Viktoria Madarasz (HUN)
21/06/2020 - Alytus (LTU): the International Race Walking Festival will take place on Sep. 18, 2020

Alytus (LTU): the International Race Walking Festival will take place on Sep. 18, 2020     The International Marching Festival, in Lithuania, initially scheduled for June 5, has a new date: September 18, 2020.     The event that is part of the European Athletics Association's "Permit Meeting" also con...

Alytus (LTU): the International Race Walking Festival will take place on Sep. 18, 2020
14/06/2020 - Eskilstuna (SWE): Perseus Karlstrom can't break Stefan Johansson's 15,000m track walk record

Eskilstuna (SWE): Perseus Karlstrom can't break Stefan Johansson's 15,000m track walk record       Beautiful sunny day in Eskilstuna (SVE) with a with temperatures reaching high 20s. There  was also a very strong headwind on the home straight. Perseus Karlstrom's attempt to break the Swedish record on the unusua...

Eskilstuna (SWE): Perseus Karlstrom can
13/06/2020 - Zivilė Vaiciukevičiūtė ends his career at just 24 years of age

Zivilė Vaiciukevičiūtė ends his career at just 24 years of age     Zivile Vaciukeviciute, elected by the Lithuanian Athletics Federation as "best athlete 2019", has decided to surprise us all and to end her sporting career at only 24 years old.   Zivile justified his decision with the e...

Zivilė Vaiciukevičiūtė ends his career at just 24 years of age
11/06/2020 - In 50km Yohann Diniz the most consistent athlete of the last 40 years, Jesus Angel Garcia Bragado the one always at the highest levels

In 50km Yohann Diniz the most consistent athlete of the last 40 years, Jesus Angel Garcia Bragado the one always at the highest levels       We propose today the same continuity analysis done for both 20km also for 50km men.     Analysis methodology and comments   1) The best athletes from 1980 (last 40 years) to 2020 who have obtained at least 10 perf...

In 50km Yohann Diniz the most consistent athlete of the last 40 years, Jesus Angel Garcia Bragado the one always at the highest levels
10/06/2020 - Podebrady (CZE) has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 10 October 2020

Podebrady (CZE) has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 10 October 2020       We finally try to return to normal.   The traditional international race walking event in Podebrady, Czech Republic, which was initially scheduled for April 4 and postponed due to the emergency situation decreed in the coun...

Podebrady (CZE) has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 10 October 2020
08/06/2020 - Sunday, June 14 Perseus Karlstrom tries to get Sweden's new national record on the 15.000m track walk

Sunday, June 14 Perseus Karlstrom tries to get Sweden's new national record on the 15.000m track walk   Perseus Karlstrom is attacking the Swedish 15.000m track walk record in a special time trial next Sunday 14thJune 2020 in his hometown of Eskilstuna. Below a short interview with the athlete.     1.-  In January in Melbourne yo...

Sunday, June 14 Perseus Karlstrom tries to get Sweden
06/06/2020 - An evening five years ago

An evening five years ago       It was a day in which we breathed a very particular air.   In the morning a few flashes of rain had cooled the air, but at 18:25 when there were five minutes left for what would have been the race of the year for me, the th...

An evening five years ago
03/06/2020 - Liu Hong the most consistent female athlete of the last 20 years, Ana Cabecinha the one always at the highest levels

Liu Hong the most consistent female athlete of the last 20 years, Ana Cabecinha the one always at the highest levels     We propose today the same continuity analysis done for 20km men on a female level.     Analysis methodology   1) The best athletes from 1999 (from when the women's 20 km. was introduced) to 2020 who have obtained at ...

Liu Hong the most consistent female athlete of the last 20 years, Ana Cabecinha the one always at the highest levels
01/06/2020 - Francisco Fernandez the most consistent athlete of the last 40 years, Mikhail Schennikov the one always at the highest levels

Francisco Fernandez the most consistent athlete of the last 40 years, Mikhail Schennikov the one always at the highest levels       In these months in which Covid-19 changed our days of life, we took the liberty of stimulating the historical and statistical memory of Sandro Damilano by proposing an analysis of the continuity (constancy of results) of a singl...

Francisco Fernandez the most consistent athlete of the last 40 years, Mikhail Schennikov the one always at the highest levels
28/05/2020 - The 50km of Takahata (JPN) has also been canceled

The 50km of Takahata (JPN) has also been canceled         COVID-19 still continues to force athletics federations to cancel important scheduled competitions.   This time the object of the cancellation is the 59th edition of Takahata's All Japan 50km Race Walk which was ...

The 50km of Takahata (JPN) has also been canceled
22/05/2020 - AtleticaViva Online - From the Rules to the analysis of judgment - A 20-year history

AtleticaViva Online - From the Rules to the analysis of judgment - A 20-year history       Thursday 21 May at 18:00 through the use of the "Zoom" platform was the turn of the fifth video conference dedicated to race walking.   The day was dedicated to the theme "From the Rules to the analysis of ju...

AtleticaViva Online - From the Rules to the analysis of judgment - A 20-year history
08/05/2020 - In China athletes return to compete

In China athletes return to compete   Finally the return to racing, with a sigh of relief and hope, and the restart starts right where it all started ate the end of January. Four races on the 10,000m on track walk were held this morning in China with a rather special final classi...

In China athletes return to compete
05/05/2020 - The Swiss Federal Court dismisses Schwazer's appeal

The Swiss Federal Court dismisses Schwazer's appeal       The endless story of Alex Schwazer is enriched with a new chapter.   The Swiss Federal Court based in Lausanne has in fact rejected the request to cancel the eight-year disqualification suffered in summer 2016 - the second ...

The Swiss Federal Court dismisses Schwazer
04/05/2020 - AtleticaViva Online - Reading and interpretation of the assessment tests in race walking

AtleticaViva Online - Reading and interpretation of the assessment tests in race walking       Wednesday, April 29 at 6:00pm through the use of the "Zoom" platform was the turn of the fourth video conference dedicated to race walking. The day was dedicated to "Reading and interpretation of the assessment te...

AtleticaViva Online - Reading and interpretation of the assessment tests in race walking
29/04/2020 - The Italian race walk mourns Luigi De Rosso

The Italian race walk mourns Luigi De Rosso       Another glory of the Italian race walk is no longer among us: Luigi De Rosso.   Luigi De Rosso was one of the four Venetian athletes, together with Adolfo Consolini, Carlo Lievore and Pier Luigi Cazzola, who participated in...

The Italian race walk mourns Luigi De Rosso
23/04/2020 - A hearts attack took us away Hartwig Gauder

A hearts attack took us away Hartwig Gauder       Today is a sad day for the world of walking and personal for the writer.   In the German newspaper Thueringer-Allgemeine, the news of the death at 65 years of one of the most important markers in the world, the German Hartw...

A hearts attack took us away Hartwig Gauder
22/04/2020 - AtleticaViva Online - Race Walking in China - Territorial and federal organization - Training strategies

AtleticaViva Online - Race Walking in China - Territorial and federal organization - Training strategies       Wednesday, April 22 at 6:00pm through the use of the "Zoom" platform it was the turn of the third video conference dedicated to race walking.   Today's meeting was focused on the figure of Sandro Damilano who ...

AtleticaViva Online - Race Walking in China - Territorial and federal organization - Training strategies
17/04/2020 - AtleticaViva Online - The second day dedicated to race walking

AtleticaViva Online - The second day dedicated to race walking       Wednesday 15 April at 6:00pm through the use of the "Zoom" platform, it was the second video conference dedicated to the march.   Moderator: Ruggero Sala Speakers: Alessandro Gandellini, Luca Montoleone, Nicola Pi...

AtleticaViva Online - The second day dedicated to race walking
13/04/2020 - La Coruna (ESP): postponed, goodbye to ...

La Coruna (ESP): postponed, goodbye to ...       The insiders had been aware of this for about ten days, but the official newas arrived just yesterday with a series of notes to the main Galician newspapers (La Coruna).   "The municipal council of A Coruña has ...

La Coruna (ESP): postponed, goodbye to ...
11/04/2020 - AtleticaViva Online: The 50km women's walk: history, analysis and evolution of a race

AtleticaViva Online: The 50km women's walk: history, analysis and evolution of a race       In this period of mandatory home stop and suspension of competitive activity, a large videoconference program was born on "AtleticaViva Online", a project promoted and implemented by the Fidal Technical Management. &nb...

AtleticaViva Online: The 50km women
08/04/2020 - The World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon have been re-scheduled to 2022

The World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon have been re-scheduled to 2022       Following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, the World Athletics Championships are also postponed for a year.   The next edition will take place in Eugene, Oregon (United States), from 15 to 24 July 2022.   This i...

The World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon have been re-scheduled to 2022
07/04/2020 - World Athletics suspends qualification period to Tokyo from April 6 2020 to November 30 2020

World Athletics suspends qualification period to Tokyo from April 6 2020 to November 30 2020       World Athletics announces today the qualification period for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is suspended effective from 6 April 2020 until 30 November 2020 included, following consultation with its Athletes' Commission, Area P...

World Athletics suspends qualification period to Tokyo from April 6 2020 to November 30 2020
31/03/2020 - At the end, Wajima was also canceled

At the end, Wajima was also canceled       And unfortunately Wajima also capitulated.     It was the last 50km of this first part of the season that should have taken place. It was the last race of the Japanese triptych of Kobe, Nomi and Wajima in which the wal...

At the end, Wajima was also canceled
28/03/2020 - Dolores Rojas through the eyes of a child

Dolores Rojas through the eyes of a child       It is not easy to smile in times of COVID-19, but I want to try to do it.   The use of technology these days has allowed me to get in touch with my great friend Dolores Rojas Suarez, international race walking judge known a...

Dolores Rojas through the eyes of a child
25/03/2020 - Wajima (JPN): will take place despite the postponement of the Olympic Games

Wajima (JPN): will take place despite the postponement of the Olympic Games       As already reported with our news of 8.3.2020 ( click here ),  on Sunday 12 April 2020 the 104th edition of the 50km Japan National Championships should have taken place in Wajima (JAP), also valid for the th...

Wajima (JPN): will take place despite the postponement of the Olympic Games
24/03/2020 - Tokyo - Joint statement from IOC and LOC of Tokyo 2020

Tokyo - Joint statement from IOC and LOC of Tokyo 2020       JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE AND THE TOKYO 2020 ORGANISING COMMITTEE   The President of the IOC, Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, held a conference call this morning to d...

Tokyo - Joint statement from IOC and LOC of Tokyo 2020
23/03/2020 - Tokyo, the difficult decision in the war of today

Tokyo, the difficult decision in the war of today       In the complicated and Vatican way of communicating its most difficult decisions, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed the world yesterday Sunday March 22 that it will be very difficult, if not impossible, that the...

Tokyo, the difficult decision in the war of today
21/03/2020 - Topical interview with Sandro Damilano

Topical interview with Sandro Damilano         Interview with Sandro Damilano, appeared on "La Stampa" of 21.3.2020 by Paolo Costa.             The road to the Olympics (if and when they will take place) is still far away, but t...

Topical interview with Sandro Damilano
17/03/2020 - Rio Maior (POR): the race of 4 April was canceled, proposed if conditions improve in mid-June

Rio Maior (POR): the race of 4 April was canceled, proposed if conditions improve in mid-June         It was to be expected. Rio Maior also had to raise the "white flag" and surrender to a postponement.   At a meeting today of the Camara Municipal de Rio Maior with the local Civil Protection and with the pa...

Rio Maior (POR): the race of 4 April was canceled, proposed if conditions improve in mid-June
16/03/2020 - Our Japanese piece of cake

Our Japanese piece of cake       It is not part of our task, much less the orientation that we wanted to give to this specialized web page, to give indications on the possible or hypothetical names of the national teams participating in major international even...

Our Japanese piece of cake
15/03/2020 - Nomi (JPN): 20km men with great results

Nomi (JPN): 20km men with great results       Our friends from Japan managed to resist courageously and to transform what should have been the "Asian 20km Championship" into an exciting national race.   There were no foreign athletes like in Kobe and the valu...

Nomi (JPN): 20km men with great results
14/03/2020 - Ivano Frankivsk (UKR): Balkan Race Walking Championships and Winter race Walking Championships of Ukraine

Ivano Frankivsk (UKR): Balkan Race Walking Championships and Winter race Walking Championships of Ukraine     Finally, after days of cancellations and postponements, we are dealing with some races. Today the 2020 Balkan Race Walk Championships are taking place in Ivano-Frankivsk (UKR).   The schedule program includes (local time, +1 CET):...

Ivano Frankivsk (UKR): Balkan Race Walking Championships and Winter race Walking Championships of Ukraine
13/03/2020 - World Athletics postpone the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships, Minsk 2020

World Athletics postpone the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships, Minsk 2020     From the World Athletics website, the news that we would never have wanted to read.       It is with regret that we have agreed with the Belarus Athletic Federation and the Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Re...

World Athletics postpone the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships, Minsk 2020
13/03/2020 - Gien (FRA): France also cancels race walking Championships

Gien (FRA): France also cancels race walking Championships       The latest news is that the French Athletics Federation has also canceled the Championnats de France, Gien, France (20km - 35km - 50km) which should have taken place on Sunday 22 March 2020. The cancellation concerns not only th...

Gien (FRA): France also cancels race walking Championships
13/03/2020 - Saluzzo (ITA): The Chinese team in training in Italy returns to China

Saluzzo (ITA): The Chinese team in training in Italy returns to China       This morning (flights permitting) the elite athletes of the National Marching Team of China (Liu Hong, Qieyang Shenjie, Lu Xiuzhi, Ma Zhenxia, ​​Cai Zelin, Zhang Yun, Wang Qin and Wang Rui together with the coaches Wang Yinhang ...

Saluzzo (ITA): The Chinese team in training in Italy returns to China
12/03/2020 - Naumburg (GER), Lapua (FIN): canceled - Podebrady (CZE) and Murcia (ESP): postponed

Naumburg (GER), Lapua (FIN): canceled - Podebrady (CZE) and Murcia (ESP): postponed       On the COVID-19 front, there are four reports regarding the international activity of the race walking  made public today evening.   The first, a, which had already been planned and announced by us (see news of 10.3.20...

Naumburg (GER), Lapua (FIN): canceled - Podebrady (CZE) and Murcia (ESP): postponed
12/03/2020 - Minsk (BLR): Ecuador selection announced

Minsk (BLR): Ecuador selection announced       The date of the World Team March Championships to be held in Minsk (BLR) on 2 and 3 May 2020 is approaching by leaps and bounds.   We sincerely hope that by then (there are 50 days left) COVID-19 will give a respite. We do ...

Minsk (BLR): Ecuador selection announced
11/03/2020 - Jeff Salvage and Gary Westerfield: How to Judge Race Walking Video

Jeff Salvage and Gary Westerfield: How to Judge Race Walking Video           Recently the USA Race Walking Foundation has proposed the first version of "How to Judge Race Walking Video", an interesting project written by Jeff Salvage and Gary Westerfield, with the...

Jeff Salvage and Gary Westerfield: How to Judge Race Walking Video
11/03/2020 - Nga Puna Wai (NZL): Quentin Rew and Alana Barber win the New Zealand Track Championships

Nga Puna Wai (NZL): Quentin Rew and Alana Barber win the New Zealand Track Championships       The New Zealand track championships were held over the weekend between Friday 6 March and Sunday 8 March.   The races took place in the sports complex of Nga Puna Wai in Christchurtch.   The particularity of these New ...

Nga Puna Wai (NZL): Quentin Rew and Alana Barber win the New Zealand Track Championships
11/03/2020 - Ohlao (POR): Portugal's 20km walk championship canceled

Ohlao (POR): Portugal's 20km walk championship canceled       It was recently reported that the Portuguese 20km race walking championship which should have been held in Olhao, Algarve in Portugal on 14.3.2020 was canceled.   The future situation of competitions   Before the World...

Ohlao (POR): Portugal
10/03/2020 - The 39th edition of Dudince's race has also been canceled

The 39th edition of Dudince's race has also been canceled         Last night in the evening the news that Dudince (SVK) also had to raise the white flag in front of the current main enemy: COVID-19.   With Dudince, four races have been canceled altogether at the beginning of the se...

The 39th edition of Dudince
09/03/2020 - Lima (PER): South American walking championships - Ecuador and Colombia on the shields in the U20 and U18

Lima (PER): South American walking championships - Ecuador and Colombia on the shields in the U20 and U18       The U20 and U18 races of the South American Race Walking Championship, which ended on Sunday 8 March on the Miraflores circuit in Lima, were dominated by representatives of Ecuador and Colombia respectively.      ...

Lima (PER): South American walking championships - Ecuador and Colombia on the shields in the U20 and U18
09/03/2020 - Wajima (JPN): Changes to the race schedule

Wajima (JPN): Changes to the race schedule       The 104 edition of the 50km Japan Championships traditionally held in the second weekend of April is also influenced by Japanese Government decisions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus   The following events will b...

Wajima (JPN): Changes to the race schedule
08/03/2020 - Lima (PER): South American Race walking Championships - Brazil and Ecuador on shields

Lima (PER): South American Race walking Championships - Brazil and Ecuador on shields   This morning, Peru (+6 hours CET), the South American Road Running Championships were held in Lima along the José Largo Avenue in the Miraflores area.     20km road walk women   A rather slow race that that ended on...

Lima (PER): South American Race walking Championships - Brazil and Ecuador on shields
08/03/2020 - Braga (POR) - Carolina Costa and Paulo Martins win the Portugal U23 Indoor Championships

Braga (POR) - Carolina Costa and Paulo Martins win the Portugal U23 Indoor Championships       The Portugal Indoor U23 Championships are taking place yesterday and today in Braga (POR). The two walking events on the classic distance of the 3,000m women and the 5,000m men took place yesterday.       3.000m i...

Braga (POR) - Carolina Costa and Paulo Martins win the Portugal U23 Indoor Championships
07/03/2020 - Dublin (IRL): Wayne Snyman (RSA) and Mirna Ortiz (GUA) wins. The Irish Championship to David Kenny and Kate Veale

Dublin (IRL): Wayne Snyman (RSA) and Mirna Ortiz (GUA) wins. The Irish Championship to David Kenny and Kate Veale       We had indicated in our news of 1.3.2020 that at this particular moment of the season following the cancellation of many walking races in Europe due to the COVID-19 one of the few opportunities for athletes would have been that ...

Dublin (IRL): Wayne Snyman (RSA) and Mirna Ortiz (GUA) wins. The Irish Championship to David Kenny and Kate Veale
06/03/2020 - Lima (PER): Tomorrow the South American Race Walking Championships

Lima (PER): Tomorrow the South American Race Walking Championships       Among the few competitions that, at the moment, have not been upset by COVID-19, this weekend will take place in Lima (PER) the 2020 South American Race Walk Championship.   Lima has almost 9 million inhabitants and is loca...

Lima (PER): Tomorrow the South American Race Walking Championships
06/03/2020 - Erfurt (GER): Andreas Janker and Josephine Alisa Grandi Indoor Champions of Germany

Erfurt (GER): Andreas Janker and Josephine Alisa Grandi Indoor Champions of Germany       Last Friday evening the two walking events of the German Indoor Championships took place in Erfurt (GER).   In Germany the two walking events are usually integrated into the Master Championships to give greater visibility t...

Erfurt (GER): Andreas Janker and Josephine Alisa Grandi Indoor Champions of Germany
05/03/2020 - Lievin (FRA): Clemence Beretta and Gabriel Bordier win the French Indoor Elite Championships

Lievin (FRA): Clemence Beretta and Gabriel Bordier win the French Indoor Elite Championships       Last weekend the Indoor Elite Championships of France took place in Lievin (FRA), with the two walking races both on Saturday 29 February.     3.000m indoor walk women   The favorites for the French champion title...

Lievin (FRA): Clemence Beretta and Gabriel Bordier win the French Indoor Elite Championships
04/03/2020 - Nomi (JPN): It will be done, but only with athletes from Japan

Nomi (JPN): It will be done, but only with athletes from Japan       As we had announced with our news of March 2, 2020, the Asian Championships were still vague due to the COVID-19.   On Monday, it appeared that Asian Athletics had ordered the cancellation of the Championships. Then a press...

Nomi (JPN): It will be done, but only with athletes from Japan
03/03/2020 - Robert Cruise (AUS): Interesting booklet "Technique, Technique, Technique"

Robert Cruise (AUS): Interesting booklet       In the latest issue (#23 of today 3.3.2020) of "Heel and Toe", the Australian weelky report by Tim Erickson, which our readers will find in the "Race Walking in the World" section, among other topics covered ...

Robert Cruise (AUS): Interesting booklet "Technique, Technique, Technique"
03/03/2020 - San José de Costa Rica (CRC) - VIII Central American Race Walking Championships

San José de Costa Rica (CRC) - VIII Central American Race Walking Championships       The VIII Central American Race Walk Championships were held in San José de Costa Rica on Sunday 1 March.   The competition was attended by more than 50 athletes from Countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragu...

San José de Costa Rica (CRC) - VIII Central American Race Walking Championships
03/03/2020 - Dublino (IRL): Kate Veale and David Kenny win Irish Indoor Championships

Dublino (IRL): Kate Veale and David Kenny win Irish Indoor Championships       On Saturday 29 February 2020, the two walking races were held on the first day of the Indoor Championships in Ireland. Women competed on the classic indoor 3,000m distance while men competed on the indoor 5,000m.     &...

Dublino (IRL): Kate Veale and David Kenny win Irish Indoor Championships
02/03/2020 - Coventry (GBR): Tom Boswort sets the new British 10km record (39:10)

Coventry (GBR): Tom Boswort sets the new British 10km record (39:10)   Molly Barnet Walk took place yesterday in Coventry, in the Midlands (GBR).     10km road walk men     Despite windy conditions, Tom Bosworth smashed the British 10km race walk record with a time of 39:10 to take more...

Coventry (GBR): Tom Boswort sets the new British 10km record (39:10)
02/03/2020 - COVID-19: Some news about the 20 km Asian Championships in Nomi (March 15)

COVID-19: Some news about the 20 km Asian Championships in Nomi (March 15)         If we keep going at this rate this season we will not have had a race walk competition more. A shame about the crackling way it started with Kobe's results.   Late yesterday (CET time) yesterday evening the decis...

COVID-19: Some news about the 20 km Asian Championships in Nomi (March 15)
01/03/2020 - Piraeus (GRE): Another great indoor result by Antigoni Drisbioti (GRE)

Piraeus (GRE): Another great indoor result by Antigoni Drisbioti (GRE)       On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 February 2020, the National Indoor Club Championships of Greece were held in Athens in the Indoor plant of Nea Faliro in Piraeus.   The two walking races on the distance of 3.000m indoor for wom...

Piraeus (GRE): Another great indoor result by Antigoni Drisbioti (GRE)
01/03/2020 - Huangshan, Bergamo, Lugano have been canceled; possible alternative to Dublin (IRL). Other solutions are being studied in Italy.

Huangshan, Bergamo, Lugano have been canceled; possible alternative to Dublin (IRL). Other solutions are being studied in Italy.             Today at least two important Championships have been scheduled in the world:   - the National Winter Championship of China in Huangshan valid as a selection for the World Team Race Walk Champi...

Huangshan, Bergamo, Lugano have been canceled; possible alternative to Dublin (IRL). Other solutions are being studied in Italy.
29/02/2020 - Pombal (POR): Victories of Joao Vieira and Ana Cabecinha

Pombal (POR): Victories of Joao Vieira and Ana Cabecinha       The Portugal Indoor Absolute National Championships were held today.   The competitions were held in the Pombal Expocentro (POR) facility.     5.000m men indoor   Undisputed victory for Joao Vieira (POR) who ...

Pombal (POR): Victories of Joao Vieira and Ana Cabecinha
27/02/2020 - Giovanni De Benedictis' record broken after 35 years: the thought of the former athlete

Giovanni De Benedictis' record broken after 35 years: the thought of the former athlete         We receive, with pleasure, this thought of Giovanni De Benedictis whose best Italian U18 performance (then the category was called Allievi) was "sent to the attic" after 35 years and 20 days.   We have publ...

Giovanni De Benedictis
26/02/2020 - Klaipeda (LTU): Živilė Vaiciukevičiūtė and Marius Žiūkas won indoor championships

Klaipeda (LTU): Živilė Vaiciukevičiūtė and Marius Žiūkas won indoor championships       The National Indoor Championships were also held in Lithuania, in Kllaipeda. The two walking races, on the standard distances of 3.000m for women and 5.000m for men, were held on Saturday 22 February.     3.000m indoor...

Klaipeda (LTU): Živilė Vaiciukevičiūtė and Marius Žiūkas won indoor championships
25/02/2020 - Minsk (BLR): International U20 Match

Minsk (BLR): International U20 Match       Minsk (BLR) today hosts an interesting U20 indoor meeting. The junior men and women of ten countries face each other in the formula of one athlete per race.   Participating countries are: Belarus (BLR) Azerbaijan (AZE) Isra...

Minsk (BLR): International U20 Match
24/02/2020 - Braga (POR) - Club's Indoor Championships

Braga (POR) - Club's Indoor Championships       The Altice di Braga Forum (POR) hosted the National Indoor Club Championships this weekend. The clubs were divided into First Division and Second Division     First division   Eight teams took part in the first di...

Braga (POR) - Club
23/02/2020 - Glasgow (GBR): Tom Bosworth seasonal leader on the 5.000m indoor walk

Glasgow (GBR): Tom Bosworth seasonal leader on the 5.000m indoor walk       Tom Bosworth starred on the second and final day of the SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships as he lowered his own national 5000m race walk record on a day of wall-to-wall finals in Glasgow.   5.000m indoor men  ...

Glasgow (GBR): Tom Bosworth seasonal leader on the 5.000m indoor walk
23/02/2020 - Budapest (HUN): Bence Barnabas Venyercsan and Barbara Kovacs Hungary's 2020 indoor champions

Budapest (HUN): Bence Barnabas Venyercsan and Barbara Kovacs Hungary's 2020 indoor champions       The 46th Hungary National Indoor Championships were held in Budapest on Saturday 22  and Sunday 23 February. The two walking races were held: - Saturday 22 February: men on the 5.000m indoor distance - Sunday 23 February: w...

Budapest (HUN): Bence Barnabas Venyercsan and Barbara Kovacs Hungary
22/02/2020 - Ancona (ITA) - Valentina Trapletti and Franesco Fortunato win the Italian Indoor title - Great mark of Nicola Lumoscio

Ancona (ITA) - Valentina Trapletti and Franesco Fortunato win the Italian Indoor title - Great mark of Nicola Lumoscio       The first day of the Italian Absolute Indoor Championships reserves the two walking races on the traditional distances of the 3.000m indoor women and the 5.000m indoor men       3.0000m indoor women     ...

Ancona (ITA) - Valentina Trapletti and Franesco Fortunato win the Italian Indoor title - Great mark of Nicola Lumoscio
20/02/2020 - Asian Athletics Association: Yang Zhongmin (CHN), Yeung Man Chun (HKG) and Koji Hoga Miura (JAP) appointed in Asian Race Walking Committee

Asian Athletics Association: Yang Zhongmin (CHN), Yeung Man Chun (HKG) and Koji Hoga Miura (JAP) appointed in Asian Race Walking Committee         After the election for the Asian Athletics Association Council in early April 2019 in Doha (QAT), the new board has appointed the members of the commissions and committees.   The new Asian Race Walking Committee is t...

Asian Athletics Association: Yang Zhongmin (CHN), Yeung Man Chun (HKG) and Koji Hoga Miura (JAP) appointed in Asian Race Walking Committee
20/02/2020 - Sochi (RUS): The results of the Winter Championships of Russia in the U18 and U16 categories

Sochi (RUS): The results of the Winter Championships of Russia in the U18 and U16 categories         The next day of the Russia Winter March Championships in Sochi competitions moved to the Glorie Metreveli FSBI "South Sport" stadium.     10.000m track walk U18 boys   As many as 25 athletes at th...

Sochi (RUS): The results of the Winter Championships of Russia in the U18 and U16 categories
19/02/2020 - Ancona (ITA) - The absolute indoor championships with the "lump on the stomach"

Ancona (ITA) - The absolute indoor championships with the         We imagined it and the voices of the world of the Italian race walk confirmed it to us.   The 2020 edition of the Italian Indoor Absolute Championships will be lack of the stars of the Italian race walk, of those who...

Ancona (ITA) - The absolute indoor championships with the "lump on the stomach"
18/02/2020 - Macas (ECU): good marks for Brian Daniel Pintado and Karla Johana Jaramillo at the National Interclub Championships of Ecuador

Macas (ECU): good marks for Brian Daniel Pintado and Karla Johana Jaramillo at the National Interclub Championships of Ecuador         The 2020 National Interclubs Walking Championships were held in Macas (ECU) on Saturday 15 February. The competitions were held in conjunction with the Ecuadorian Athletics Gala awards for the year 2019. Pretty rainy day....

Macas (ECU): good marks for Brian Daniel Pintado and Karla Johana Jaramillo at the National Interclub Championships of Ecuador
18/02/2020 - Budapest (HUN): U20 and U18 Indoor Championships

Budapest (HUN): U20 and U18 Indoor Championships       The U20 and U18 Indoor Championships were also held in Hungary on Saturday 15 February.     5.000m indoor U20 men   Victory to Norbert Toth (HUN) in 21:54.04 Second place to Mate Ferenc Vargas (HUN) in 22:40.41 Th...

Budapest (HUN): U20 and U18 Indoor Championships
18/02/2020 - Patras (GRE): 4th walking festival and the U23 national walking championship

Patras (GRE): 4th walking festival and the U23 national walking championship       On a very sunny morning with 15°C, during the Carnival period in the most famous carnival city of Greece, Patras, the 4th walking festival and the U23 national walking championship took place. The festival was successful and...

Patras (GRE): 4th walking festival and the U23 national walking championship
18/02/2020 - The Federation of India selects 13 athletes for the 20km Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi (JPN)

The Federation of India selects 13 athletes for the 20km Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi (JPN)     The Athletic Federation of India selection committee on Monday selected a 13-member Indian team for the Asian 20km Race Walking Championships to be held at Nomi, Japan on 15 March 2020.   For the Asian Race Walking Championships, ...

The Federation of India selects 13 athletes for the 20km Asian Race Walking Championships in Nomi (JPN)
18/02/2020 - Sochi (RUS): The results of the Winter Championships of Russia

Sochi (RUS): The results of the Winter Championships of Russia       Sochi (RUS) a two-day walk on the Autodrom track, which is located in the Olympic Park.   Races for Russia's team walking winter championship took place on Monday 15 February 2020. The distances were as follows: - 35km ...

Sochi (RUS): The results of the Winter Championships of Russia
17/02/2020 - Recife (BRA): Victories of Caio Bonfim and Erica de Sena in the Copa do Brasil de Marcha

Recife (BRA): Victories of Caio Bonfim and Erica de Sena in the Copa do Brasil de Marcha     On Sunday 16 February 2020 the walking races for the Copa Brasil Caixa de Marcha Atletica were held in Recife (BRA).     35km women   Six athletes at the start.   Victory for Viviane Santana Lyra (BRA) in 3:10:13 Th...

Recife (BRA): Victories of Caio Bonfim and Erica de Sena in the Copa do Brasil de Marcha
17/02/2020 - Torreviejas (ESP): Smolonskis wins; Ivan Pajuelo and Mar Juárez last champions of Spain of the 50km

Torreviejas (ESP): Smolonskis wins; Ivan Pajuelo and Mar Juárez last champions of Spain of the 50km       In what was the last championship of Spain on the road for the distance of 50 km, Iván Pajuelo and Mar Juárez, were proclaimed in Torrvieja champions of Spain. The city of Alicante, Torrevieja, which has alrea...

Torreviejas (ESP): Smolonskis wins; Ivan Pajuelo and Mar Juárez last champions of Spain of the 50km
16/02/2020 - Antalya (TUR) - Victories of Salih Korkmaz (TUR) and Olena Sobchuck (UKR)

Antalya (TUR) - Victories of Salih Korkmaz (TUR) and Olena Sobchuck  (UKR)       Sunny day in Antalya in southern Turkey where the 20km Turkey National Championships were held on the Akdeniz Boulevard today along with an international walking race.     20km men   The Ukrainian national team wa...

Antalya (TUR) - Victories of Salih Korkmaz (TUR) and Olena Sobchuck  (UKR)
16/02/2020 - CAS reduces the suspension of Russian race walker Alexander Ivanov to two years

CAS reduces the suspension of Russian race walker Alexander Ivanov to two years     The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) have reduced the doping ban for Russian race walker Alexander Ivanov from three years to two.   Ivanov, 26, who originally won gold at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and silver ...

CAS reduces the suspension of Russian race walker Alexander Ivanov to two years
16/02/2020 - Albuquerque (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens wins at the Toyota USATF Indoor Championships 2020

Albuquerque (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens wins at the Toyota USATF Indoor Championships 2020       The Toyota USATF Indoor Championships were held on Saturday 15 February in Albuquerque, New Mexico (USA), with the traditional races scheduled in the USA over the distance of 3,000m indoors for both men and women.     ...

Albuquerque (USA): Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens wins at the Toyota USATF Indoor Championships 2020
16/02/2020 - Kobe (JPN): World mark for Toshikazu Yamanishi (1:17:36)

Kobe (JPN): World mark for Toshikazu Yamanishi (1:17:36)   On the new course of Rokko Island on a rainy day the 103rd Japan Championships of 20km took place this morning. The race had assumed in recent days a particular importance for the statements of Perseus Karlstrom who had been invited to partic...

Kobe (JPN): World mark for Toshikazu Yamanishi (1:17:36)
16/02/2020 - Ranchi (IND): Sanabam Daman Singh (IND) wins 50km

Ranchi (IND): Sanabam Daman Singh (IND) wins 50km     The second day in Ranchi (IND) for the 7th National Open Championships included the 50km and U20 men and women races over the 10km distance.     50km men   At the start there are 12 athletes. The race presents a fair lev...

Ranchi (IND): Sanabam Daman Singh (IND) wins 50km
15/02/2020 - Ancona (ITA) - Italian U18 indoor Championships - Victories of Giada Traina and Nicola Lomuscio

Ancona (ITA) - Italian U18 indoor Championships - Victories of Giada Traina and Nicola Lomuscio     The first day of the U18 Indoor Italian Individual Championships in Ancona also sees the two walking races.       3.000m indoor U18 girls     As expected, the women's walking race over the distance of 3,000...

Ancona (ITA) - Italian U18 indoor Championships - Victories of Giada Traina and Nicola Lomuscio
15/02/2020 - Ranchi (IND): Sandeep Kumar and Bhawana Jat new 20km race walk champions

Ranchi (IND): Sandeep Kumar and Bhawana Jat new 20km race walk champions       The 20km races for men and women were held on the first day of the national walking championships in India in Ranchi.     20km men   Victory for Sandeep Kumar (IND), on which everyone's eyes were focused, in 1...

Ranchi (IND): Sandeep Kumar and Bhawana Jat new 20km race walk champions
14/02/2020 - Will the new Kobe circuit enter history?

Will the new Kobe circuit enter history?     There are few circuits in the world that can be considered almost perfect for walking events. In addition to the two historichal of La Coruna (ESP) and Taicang (CHN) on which the World Team Race Walk Championships races those of t...

Will the new Kobe circuit enter history?
13/02/2020 - Antalya (TUR): many stars at the 20km Turkish championships

Antalya (TUR): many stars at the 20km Turkish championships       The 20km Turkish Championships will take place on Saturday 16 February in Antalya. (Spor Toto Turkish National Race Walking Championships) The races will take place on the beautiful Adkeniz Boulevard, a splendid walk on the Medi...

Antalya (TUR): many stars at the 20km Turkish championships
12/02/2020 - Ancona (ITA) - Saturday the Italian U18 Indoor Championships

Ancona (ITA) - Saturday the Italian U18 Indoor Championships       Next Saturday the Palazzetto dello Spot in Ancona will host the second round of the important indoor triptych: the Italian U18 Championships.   The two walking races are scheduled at: - 15:30 - 3.000m indoor U18 girls - 17:...

Ancona (ITA) - Saturday the Italian U18 Indoor Championships
12/02/2020 - Athletes section: updating of the best men's athletes in the world 2019 (third and last part)

Athletes section: updating of the best men's athletes in the world 2019 (third and last part)       We end the presentation of the reports of the best athletes in the world of 2019 with the following table that summarizes the athletes of Europe:       Nazione Numero ...

Athletes section: updating of the best men
11/02/2020 - Kobe (JPN): Perseus Karlstrom attempts to break Yusuke Suzuki's world record (1:16:36)

Kobe (JPN): Perseus Karlstrom attempts to break Yusuke Suzuki's world record (1:16:36)     And next Sunday will be the turn of another exciting race which is now a "must" for world race walking. Organized by the Hyogo Athletics Association, the 103rd edition of the 20km Race Walk  Japan Championships will take...

Kobe (JPN): Perseus Karlstrom attempts to break Yusuke Suzuki
10/02/2020 - Antigoni Drispioti (GRE) on the roof of the world in 3.000m indoor walk

Antigoni Drispioti (GRE) on the roof of the world in 3.000m indoor walk       In the first official indoor race organized this year by the Greek Federation SEGAS, an excellent result by Antigoni Drispioti in the 3,000m indoor walk. The competitions were held in the indoor facility of the Pace and Friendhi...

Antigoni Drispioti (GRE) on the roof of the world in 3.000m indoor walk
10/02/2020 - National Championships of Colombia

National Championships of Colombia     The National Walking Championships of Colombia were held in Parque el Salitre in Bogota on Saturday 8 February.     The scheduled races were the following: - 40km men (very unusual distance) - 20km men and women - 10km U20 me...

National Championships of Colombia
09/02/2020 - Australian and Oceania Roadwalking Championships

 Australian and Oceania Roadwalking Championships     The highly anticipated Australian and Oceania Roadwalking Championships last Sunday morning in Adelaide saw the favourites winning as expected but struggling somewhat in deceptively tough conditions. The 2km lap in the North Adelaide P...

 Australian and Oceania Roadwalking Championships
08/02/2020 - Ancona (ITA) - U20 and U23 Italian indoor Champiomships

Ancona (ITA) - U20 and U23 Italian indoor Champiomships     (from the Fidal website)   Indoor Italian Championships U20 and U23         3.000m indoor U20 women   Second title in a couple of weeks for Sara Buglisi: after the success of the 20 kilometers on road, she...

Ancona (ITA) - U20 and U23 Italian indoor Champiomships
05/02/2020 - Baerum (NOR): Havard Haukenes and Siri Gamst Glittenberg 2020 indoor champions of Norway

Baerum (NOR): Havard Haukenes and Siri Gamst Glittenberg 2020 indoor champions of Norway       Saturday, February 1, 2020, the Indoor Championships of Norway were held in Baerum (NOR), in the indoor plant of the Baerum Idtrettspark, Rud with the usual races on the classic distances of: - 3.000m indoors for women - 5.000m ...

Baerum (NOR): Havard Haukenes and Siri Gamst Glittenberg 2020 indoor champions of Norway
05/02/2020 - The Court of Arbitration (CAS) announced today it could not rule on the appeal because it does not have jurisdiction in the matter.

The Court of Arbitration (CAS) announced today it could not rule on the appeal because it does not have jurisdiction in the matter.     The appeal to CAS that accused the IAAF of discriminating against women by not including a race for them in the major leagues, was originally made in April last year with the support of American lawyer Paul F. DeMeester and had as...

The Court of Arbitration (CAS) announced today it could not rule on the appeal because it does not have jurisdiction in the matter.
05/02/2020 - China race walking team remains in Italy due to the viral infection and continues training in Saluzzo

China race walking team remains in Italy due to the viral infection and continues training in Saluzzo     Today in the newspaper La Stampa edition of Cuneo this article appeared that tells us about the mood of the race walking team of China that has been training in Saluzzo since the end of December,     The words of the team man...

China race walking team remains in Italy due to the viral infection and continues training in Saluzzo
04/02/2020 - Sumy (UKR): Ihor Hlavan and Tamara Havrylyuk-Stasyuk win the Indoor Championships of Ukraine

Sumy (UKR): Ihor Hlavan and Tamara Havrylyuk-Stasyuk win the Indoor Championships of Ukraine       The past weekend has also been the day of the Indoor Championships of Ukraine, which took place in the University of Sumy indoor facility. The two walk events took place on Saturday: - at 10:30 that of men on the distance of 5.0...

Sumy (UKR): Ihor Hlavan and Tamara Havrylyuk-Stasyuk win the Indoor Championships of Ukraine
04/02/2020 - Ancona (ITA) - Indoor 2020 season starts with U20 and U23 Italian Championships

Ancona (ITA) - Indoor 2020 season starts with U20 and U23 Italian Championships     This on Saturday and Sunday is the first of the three weekends in Italy dedicated to the Italian Indoor Championships. It starts on Saturday 8 February with the Championship reserved for the U20 and U23 men and women categories, and wi...

Ancona (ITA) - Indoor 2020 season starts with U20 and U23 Italian Championships
03/02/2020 - Riga (LAT): Raivo Saulgriezis and Modra Ignate are the new Latvian indoor champions

Riga (LAT): Raivo Saulgriezis and Modra Ignate are the new Latvian indoor champions       Unfortunately we hadn't noticed, but on Saturday 25 January 2020, the national indoor walking championships were also held in Latvia on the occasion of multiple events.   The small oval of Riga, with a 3-lane track, mor...

Riga (LAT): Raivo Saulgriezis and Modra Ignate are the new Latvian indoor champions
02/02/2020 - The Tokyo Olympic medals made with 80,000 tons of recycled mobile phones

The Tokyo Olympic medals made with 80,000 tons of recycled mobile phones       Over 80,000 tons of electronic waste have been collected (cell phones and some devices such as cameras, among others). The components of many of these devices have been recycled to produce the gold, silver and bronze medals that...

The Tokyo Olympic medals made with 80,000 tons of recycled mobile phones
01/02/2020 - Lyon (FRA): the indoor walking championships in Salle Diagana

Lyon (FRA): the indoor walking championships in Salle Diagana       Today, in the context of the first day of the French Championships of Multiple Events and Race Walkin in the first day, it will give the opportunity to see a good number of walkers competing.   French friends, unlike other ...

Lyon (FRA): the indoor walking championships in Salle Diagana
28/01/2020 - El Vendrell (ESP): Mario Vinas and Raquel Campos champions of Catalonia 2020

El Vendrell (ESP): Mario Vinas and Raquel Campos champions of Catalonia 2020       On Sunday the Catalan Marching Championship was also held in conjunction with the Grand Prix de Marcia de El Vendrell (ESP). The race was open to the Senior and U23, U20 and U18 categories. As usual, it was also open to minor ca...

El Vendrell (ESP): Mario Vinas and Raquel Campos champions of Catalonia 2020
27/01/2020 - Santee (USA): Andreas Gustafsson and Robyn Stevens win the 50km

Santee (USA): Andreas Gustafsson and Robyn Stevens win the 50km       Santee, CA hosted the USATF 50km Race Walk Championships on Saturday 25 January 2020, also valid as trials to Sapporo Olympic Games and some invitation races.     50km men (Trial to Sapporo)   Nick Christie (USA) ...

Santee (USA): Andreas Gustafsson and Robyn Stevens win the 50km
27/01/2020 - Melbourne (AUS) - At Supernova 2 Rhydian Cowley (AUS) wins over Perseus Karlstrom (SWE). Jemima Montag (AUS) wins in women.

Melbourne (AUS) - At Supernova 2 Rhydian Cowley (AUS) wins over Perseus Karlstrom (SWE). Jemima Montag (AUS) wins in women.     The second of the two Supernova Study International 10,000m track walks was held at the Melbourne University Athletics Track in Parkville (Melbourne), starting at 10AM on Monday January 27.   Conditions were a bit warmer than 2 we...

Melbourne (AUS) - At Supernova 2 Rhydian Cowley (AUS) wins over Perseus Karlstrom (SWE). Jemima Montag (AUS) wins in women.
26/01/2020 - Porto de Mos (POR): National of Race Walking 2020

Porto de Mos (POR): National of Race Walking 2020       Porto de Mos today hosted the 2020 Portoganllo Nacional de Marcia Championship. As often happens in Portugal and in other Countries, tests are held with a single start (men and women) also between the different categories. The t...

Porto de Mos (POR): National of Race Walking 2020
26/01/2020 - Grosseto (ITA) - Great mark of Eleonora Giorgi (35km: 2:43:43)

Grosseto (ITA) - Great mark of Eleonora Giorgi (35km: 2:43:43)       Grosseto today hosted the seasonal winter debut of the road walk in Italy, what in the past was called the Winter Road Walk Trophy and which today is the first round of the Road Walk Clubs Championship.   If we consider the...

Grosseto (ITA) - Great mark of Eleonora Giorgi (35km: 2:43:43)
25/01/2020 - Banned Russian race walking coach still working with athletes, official says

Banned Russian race walking coach still working with athletes, official says   Yesterday afternoon at 3:48 am the Reuter agency from Moscow published a news story signed by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber regarding Viktor Cheghin. We offer it in its entirety and translated into Italian (while in the English version of ...

Banned Russian race walking coach still working with athletes, official says
25/01/2020 - Arahal (ESP): Luis Alberto Amezcua and Maria Perez, champions of Andalusia

Arahal (ESP): Luis Alberto Amezcua and Maria Perez, champions of Andalusia     Arahal, a small town in Spain of about 20,000 inhabitants, at seventy kilometers southeast of Seville, hosted the Andalusian Road Walk Championships today.   Arahal came to the fore on 29.11.2017 when in his area a passenger train...

Arahal (ESP): Luis Alberto Amezcua and Maria Perez, champions of Andalusia
24/01/2020 - The year of the pig is greeted, from tomorrow the year of the mouse

The year of the pig is greeted, from tomorrow the year of the mouse     Like every year, the group of Chinese (8 athletes) training in Italy closed the month at the sea of San Lorenzo al Mare with a competitive test, on the last day of their Chinese year of the pig.       The year of the mo...

The year of the pig is greeted, from tomorrow the year of the mouse
23/01/2020 - Grosseto (ITA) - the 2020 outdoor season begins

Grosseto (ITA) - the 2020 outdoor season begins Next Sunday the outdoor walking season also begins in Italy. And it begins with the first road competition of the Clubs Championship, what until a few years ago was called the Winter Race Walking Trophy and that we really like to remember with this...

Grosseto (ITA) - the 2020 outdoor season begins
23/01/2020 - Around Taihu 2020: LOC's decision

Around Taihu 2020: LOC's decision Dear friends,   within five days there has been a good number of answer from the international elite athletes who have already competed in Taihu in recent seasons and who would like to participate again this year.   Some of these are very ...

Around Taihu 2020: LOC
21/01/2020 - Quarteira (POR): victories of Ana Cabecinha and Edna Barros in women and Pedro Dias in men

Quarteira (POR): victories of Ana Cabecinha and Edna Barros in women and Pedro Dias in men Outdoor track activity has started in Portugal. Over the weekend between 18 and 19 January 2020, the Algarve Regional Track Championships were held in Quarteira in the Algarve (POR). The walking events were held over the distance of: -  5.000m ...

Quarteira (POR): victories of Ana Cabecinha and Edna Barros in women and Pedro Dias in men
20/01/2020 - Mostoles (ESP): Victory of Jose Ignacio Dias Velasquez in 20km men

Mostoles (ESP): Victory of Jose Ignacio Dias Velasquez in 20km men Mostoles, a city 18km from Madrid and part of the Community of Madrid (ESP), hosted the Madrid Road Walking Championship on Saturday 18 January 2020 and valid for the 13th Mostoles Walking Trophy.   The most important events were the absolute o...

Mostoles (ESP): Victory of Jose Ignacio Dias Velasquez in 20km men
19/01/2020 - Around Taihu 2020: LOC questions to athletes, coaches and managers

Around Taihu 2020: LOC questions to athletes, coaches and managers Dear friends,   We were contacted by the head of the organization of the next edition of "Around Taihu" who asked us for a collaboration on a specific topic. Obviously, given the interest in the world of walking the classic end-of-sea...

Around Taihu 2020: LOC questions to athletes, coaches and managers
19/01/2020 - Schinias (GRE): Dimitri Tsordias and Nikolitsa Andreopoulou win the 50km Championship in Greece

Schinias (GRE): Dimitri Tsordias and Nikolitsa Andreopoulou win the 50km Championship in Greece The Panhellenic Walking Championships were held in Schinias near Marathon (GRE).   The races took place Sunday 19.1.2020 and the following distances were covered: - 50km men and women - 20km women - 10km women - 10 km U18 boys and girls plus so...

Schinias (GRE): Dimitri Tsordias and Nikolitsa Andreopoulou win the 50km Championship in Greece
18/01/2020 - Kumming (CHN): Victories of Li Maocuo and Yin Jiaxing

Kumming (CHN): Victories of Li Maocuo and Yin Jiaxing         Were held in Kumming (CHN) on Thursday 16 January 2020 high-altitude races for the Chinese Grand Prix of Race Walking.   The senior and U20 races were held on the 20km distance while the U18 races o...

Kumming (CHN): Victories of Li Maocuo and Yin Jiaxing
14/01/2020 - Leiria (POR): Victories of Miguel Rodriguez and Ines Henriques

Leiria (POR): Victories of Miguel Rodriguez and Ines Henriques       Leiria (POR) hosted the 5th Leiria Race Walking Challenge on Sunday 5 January 2020, an event also combined with the Regional Race Walking Championships and open to all youth categories.   As part of this meeting, the two ex...

Leiria (POR): Victories of Miguel Rodriguez and Ines Henriques
13/01/2020 - Istanbul (TUR): Salih Korkmaz and Meryem Bekmez victorious in the Indoor Championships of Turkey

Istanbul (TUR): Salih Korkmaz and Meryem Bekmez victorious in the Indoor Championships of Turkey The Atakoy Arena in Istanbul (TUR) hosted the Indoor Championships of Turkey on Saturday 22 January 2020. The scheduled races were walked on the classic distances of 5,000m indoors for men and 3.000m indoors for women and were open to the Senior, U2...

Istanbul (TUR): Salih Korkmaz and Meryem Bekmez victorious in the Indoor Championships of Turkey
13/01/2020 - Pechao (POR) - The 6th Ana Cabecinha Trophy

Pechao (POR) - The 6th Ana Cabecinha Trophy Saturday was a day of celebration for the Club Oriental de Pechao Portugal's historic club in the Algarve.   Maybe the name will say little to someone, but for those who chew on their way around Europe, it is instead very easy to associate ...

Pechao (POR) - The 6th Ana Cabecinha Trophy
12/01/2020 - Melbourne (AUS): Victories of Perseus Karlstrom (SWE) and Alana Barber (NZL)

Melbourne (AUS): Victories of Perseus Karlstrom (SWE) and Alana Barber (NZL) The first test of the Supernova 2020 edition took place this morning. The races are normally held in Canberra, but this season the capital of Australia is experiencing an asphyxiating climate due to the suffocating heat emitted by nearby fires, so t...

Melbourne (AUS): Victories of Perseus Karlstrom (SWE) and Alana Barber (NZL)
10/01/2020 - Rochester (USA): USATF Niagara Indoor Track Championships - Victories of John Cody Risch and Miranda Melville

Rochester (USA): USATF Niagara Indoor Track Championships - Victories of John Cody Risch and Miranda Melville With a little delay we inform our readers of the USATF Niagara Indoor Track Championships which were held in Rochester, New York (USA) on Saturday 29 December 2019.   The two male and female events were held on the distance of 5.000m indoors in...

Rochester (USA): USATF Niagara Indoor Track Championships - Victories of John Cody Risch and Miranda Melville
09/01/2020 - Chelyabinsk (RUS): XXI Memorial Rodionova - A storm of personal best

Chelyabinsk (RUS): XXI Memorial Rodionova - A storm of personal best The 21st edition of the Walking Memorial dedicated to Elena Rodionova, a local athlete who died at the age of 33 in 1988, took place in the indoor facility of UralGUFK in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk.   The UralGUFK oval has seen a storm of ...

Chelyabinsk (RUS): XXI Memorial Rodionova - A storm of personal best
08/01/2020 - Banska Bystrica (SVK): Miroslav Uradnik and Maria Czaková 2020 indoor champions in Slovakia

Banska Bystrica (SVK): Miroslav Uradnik and Maria Czaková 2020 indoor champions in Slovakia Slovakia's indoor walking championships were held in Lower Bystrica (SVK) on Sunday 5 January   5.000m indoor men   Dukla Banská Bystrica's 20-year-old athlete Miroslav Uradnik (SVK) won with the mark of 19:57.28 which repre...

Banska Bystrica (SVK): Miroslav Uradnik and Maria Czaková 2020 indoor champions in Slovakia
07/01/2020 - Marcia dal Mondo in the year 2019

Marcia dal Mondo in the year 2019 Today, with the closure of the Christmas and New Year holidays, we want to thank our readers for the attention they have had towards Marcia dal Mondo.   Generally specialist websites measure themselves on the following parameters:   - User...

Marcia dal Mondo in the year 2019
06/01/2020 - Vittel - Nantes - Eubonne (FRA): David Kuster, Gabriel Bordier and Emilie Menuet on the shields

Vittel - Nantes - Eubonne (FRA): David Kuster, Gabriel Bordier and Emilie Menuet on the shields Saturday, January 4, 2020 in France it was competed in at least three indoor facilities in the usual standard distances of the 5,000m men of the 3,000m women.   Starting from today January 6, part of the team of France (Clemence Beretta, Eloise...

Vittel - Nantes - Eubonne (FRA): David Kuster, Gabriel Bordier and Emilie Menuet on the shields
05/01/2020 - Sheffield (GRB): England Indoor Race Walk Championships - Victories of Tom Bosworth and Hagen Spooner

Sheffield (GRB): England Indoor Race Walk Championships - Victories of Tom Bosworth and Hagen Spooner Today the England Race Walking Indoor Championships took place in Sheffield (GBR) at the EIS facility.   The scheduled races were two, both on the distance of the 3,000m indoor walk.     3.000m indoor walk men   In his first race...

Sheffield (GRB): England Indoor Race Walk Championships - Victories of Tom Bosworth and Hagen Spooner
04/01/2020 - Parma (ITA): Federico Tontodonati won in the first indoor race of the season in Italy

Parma (ITA): Federico Tontodonati won in the first indoor race of the season in Italy At starts the season 2020 of indoor walking also in Italy in a race valid for the AICS Championships. The Sports department of the AICS National Directorate, in collaboration with the AICS Emilia Romagna Regional Committee, the AICS Provincial Commi...

Parma (ITA): Federico Tontodonati won in the first indoor race of the season in Italy
03/01/2020 - Hong Kong (HKG): the first race 2020

Hong Kong (HKG): the first race 2020 Hong Kong also hosted its first race race in 2020. The event, called "The First Walk", took place on the new Pan Shek Kok Promenade course with the following scheduled races: - 50km open (men and women): 8:30  - 20km open (men and wom...

Hong Kong (HKG): the first race 2020
02/01/2020 - Athletes section: updated reports of the best 2019 men's world athletes (second part)

Athletes section: updated reports of the best 2019 men's world athletes (second part) We continue with the first part of the best athletes in the world of 2019 with the following table that summarizes the athletes of the areas of Consudatle, NACAC and Oceania:         Nation ...

Athletes section: updated reports of the best 2019 men
01/01/2020 - Tokyo (JPN): 68th meeting of the beginning of the year wins for Yusuke Suzuki and Kaori Kawazoe

Tokyo (JPN): 68th meeting of the beginning of the year wins for Yusuke Suzuki and Kaori Kawazoe A splendid sunny morning in Tokyo, with a clear sky, was the choreography of the first race of 2020 which was also valid for the 68th edition of the Tokyo Walking Championships.     During the presentation we had indicated as the mandatory...

Tokyo (JPN): 68th meeting of the beginning of the year wins for Yusuke Suzuki and Kaori Kawazoe